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tigerpie

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Hello,
I recently purchased a tin of Country Brewer's "Crushed Cider Draught"
http://www.countrybrewer.com.au/products/Crush-Cider-1.2L-%252d-Draught.html
I believe it comes with this yeast, although I threw the package away...
http://http://www.countrybrewer.com.au/products/Lalvin-Yeast-EC%252d1118.html
I don't believe it is fermenting, or at least something is wrong... this is what I did.
I Tipped the contents of the tin into a 23 Litre fermenter, filled the tin with boiling water and stirred it around and then added that to the fermenter, I then added a kilogram of Mangrove Jacks Dextrose http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mangrove-Jacks-Beer-Enhancer-Australian-Spec-Bitter-441kg-Home-brew-beer-/111493182880
and stirred it in whilst adding about 20 litres of water.
I stirred it all in, added some xtra cold water to get the temperature down to around 24 degrees, then added the Yeast, put the lid on and waited....
I did this on the 30th of december 2015.
The temperature sticks to around 24 - 27 degrees between the hours of 8am and 8pm. I checked it every time I was up the shed because we had some pretty hot days over christmas.

I took my first reading with my hydrometer on about the 6th of January. (It was a very busy christmas) it was 1012.
I have been "checking" on the cider every day since, and taking a few readings with the hydrometer each day. It is always either 1012 or 1014.
I have not seen the fermenter / airlock bubble once though, and this sort of concerns me.. I thought I would see it bubbling away as it ferments.

The other day I put a packet of yeast into a 3L plastic bottle of Apple Juice, put an airlock in the lid, sat the bottle in my bathtub in my bathroom, and within about 3 or 4 hours it started bubbling away, if I go in there it will bubble a few times every minute..... Not so with the23 litres in my shed.. I get nothing from that.

Would this indicate it is not fermented, or fermenting very slowly, or even ruined?
Could I, or should I throw some more yeast and or sugar in there to see what happens?

This is the first time I have tried to make cider, and the second time I tried to brew alcohol. THe first time I used my Kit it was for a beer, and I think the water was too hot (around 35+ degrees) and the same sort of thing happened... when I went through the whole process that time, i ended up with the worst beer I have ever tasted... I threw about 20 odd bottles away :-( I am hoping something similar doesn't happen.

Any ideas?
Thanks.
 
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I just tasted it actually (from the hydrometer), just a small mouthful, It dorsnt that bad actually. Nothing fancy, but it definitely doesn't taste like vinegar or anything like that.
 
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